Health

You Are What You Eat: A Look at Peganism

Wherever you turn these days, you find differing opinions on the “right way to eat.” There’s pescatarian, raw vegan, vegetarian, keto, paleo—and that isn’t even scratching the surface. So, what is a health conscious citizen to do? With just as many “experts” in each camp—with more “research” backing their theories than you can shake a […]

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Ask the Pharmacist: May/June 2019

Q: It seems like I am going to the pharmacy every week to get one of my parents prescriptions filled. Is there a way to get them all at the same time, once a month? A: Everyone is busy these days, we spend so much of our time running errands that we do not have […]

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Dr. Matt Hershcovitch: Helping Patients Put Their Best Face Forward

Dr. Matt Hershcovitch performs miracles of facial and nasal reconstruction. Double-board certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and head and neck surgeon, he focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery for patients throughout Calabasas, West Hills, Westlake Village, Woodland Hills, and Hidden Hills. The doctor performs a variety of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, from rhinoplasty […]

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Ask the Pharmacist

Q: Can you recommend something to help me sleep? I don’t want to take any addictive prescription medication. A: When you can’t sleep, it’s difficult to get through each day. Fortunately, many over-the-counter (OTC) sleep aids are safe and effective. Here are a few options you can try. OTC sleep medications like Unisom, any pain […]

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Ensele Natural Healing Center

Heal your brain, your body, your life, naturally ENSELE, “A Center for Natural Healing” in Calabasas, provides a unique opportunity for those suffering from a wide range of conditions—from memory loss and depression to addiction and PTSD—to heal naturally. At the backbone of the work is their Foundation For Healing Naturally, a charitable organization dedicated to assisting people of all ages and […]

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Alkaline Water

Helpful Hydration or Just Another Fad? Alkaline water—odds are you have heard of it and the supposed myriad of health benefits you can reap from drinking it. To understand the potential benefits of alkaline water, we have to look at the science behind it. The pH scale is a reference point that measures how acidic […]

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Ask the Pharmacist

Q: I can’t find the new shingles shot anywhere. Why is there a shortage? A: The newer, more-effective shingles vaccine, Shingrix, came on the market in January 2018, and the “shortage” began in May. Many adults over age 60 received the original shingles shot, Zostavax, after it came on the market in 2006. Some may […]

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Unclutter Your Life and Lighten Your Spirit

It’s impossible to truly separate thoughts from emotions. They are interconnected like drops of rain upon an endless sea. In order to soothe those rockier emotions, it helps to clear the mind from old negative thoughts. Cleaning out your emotional baggage may feel daunting at first. You have to examine what’s in there, and a […]

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Soak Your Way to Good Health

There’s no doubt that a good, long soak in a hot bath has its benefits. Enjoying the warm water as it languidly washes over your skin and letting go of the drama of the day can be advantageous for anyone. However, it is only recently that scientists have discovered a new reason to draw a […]

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The Health Benefits of Lavender

Many of us love the smell of lavender and enjoy its myriad of therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Its healing properties, in fact, have been touted as far back as ancient Egypt, Persia, Rome, and Greece. It is native to northern Africa, southwest Asia, China, India, and the Mediterranean. Locally, Southern California’s warm climate also provides […]

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Sing Your Way to Positive Energy

We are all like sponges silently absorbing the energy around us. The human body soaks up vitamin D from the sun and other nutrients from the food we eat. So, why is it any less plausible that humans, plants, and other animals soak up energy from each other as well? Even animals pick up vibes […]

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The Sound of Silence… Meditation

There’s a great way to regain your sense of balance and calm that’s been popular for more than 3,000 years: meditation—and finding stillness during these stressful, ever-changing times. Various schools of thought teach different styles. They all lead to one essential goal: to still the mind so the body can follow. For the best results, […]

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